The Yellow Ylang-Ylang tree


CBD & Hemp Dictionary | 10.12.2021

These yellow, star-shaped beauties grow on plants called Cananga Odorata. Ylang-ylang has been used for centuries as an extract and for pastes. It is native in countries around the Indian Ocean, such as Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Australia.

One of the many precious and unique qualities of the ylang-ylang flower is the mesmerising scent it produces. Best described as rich, flowery and fruity, ylang-ylang is often used in perfume - it's so pleasant it's the top note in the famous perfume - Chanel number 5!

Additionally, soaps, bath bombs and creams are also made with ylang-ylang, giving them a powerful and natural fragrance. And if you have ever looked into aromatherapy, you might also know that ylang-ylang essential oils are one of the core aromas used in various blends.

Ylang-ylang can even be added to beverages, especially ones that are supposed to make consumers feel refreshed and energised.

Ylang-Ylang explained

There is more to ylang-ylang than just its pleasant aroma.

Some anecdotal evidence, as well as the historical use of the flower, point out that people exposed to ylang-ylang might find it easier to relax and feel calm. It has also been used to support people's thinking skills and help lower blood pressure. For these reasons, ylang-ylang is currently being examined to see if future medical applications, especially blood lowering therapies, are worth looking into any further.

CBD & Ylang-Ylang

CBD & ylang-ylang work best together in cosmetics.

If you're looking for a way to relax, quiet down the mind, or soothe your tired body after a long day, using CBD and ylang-ylang will allow you to do just that.

Our CBD & ylang-ylang bath bombs have been designed with your comfort in mind. By putting these two ingredients together, we aim at helping you achieve the levels of relaxation, so many of us desire at the end of a long, tough day. Adding CBD & ylang-ylang to your warm bath will create an aroma so inviting that it will immediately become a spa-like experience.

History of Ylang-Ylang

Ylang-ylang has an exciting folk history.

Our ancestors used it for many things, including to help kill unwanted bacteria and ease symptoms such as headaches and stomach aches. But the most fascinating use of ylang-ylang throughout history is related to the bedroom.

Ylang-ylang was interestingly a go-to remedy for people looking to increase sexual desire and decrease sexual anxiety. It means that our ancestors looking for a better and more pleasant sex life would have probably used ylang-ylang at some point in their lives.

Good to know about Ylang-Ylang

Even though humans have used ylang-ylang for centuries, people with allergies should be watchful when experimenting with it for the first time. For example, people who are allergic to Isoeugenol should not use any products with ylang-ylang in them. In addition, those with sensitive skin who are prone to topical dermatitis should perform a patch test before using any cosmetics containing ylang-ylang on their entire body.

Last but not least, ylang-ylang might have blood pressure-lowering properties. It should be taken into consideration by people dealing with blood-pressure issues.